Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 1/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+6)
The Chicago Bulls (3-4) go to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (3-4). Sacramento opens this matchup as 6-point favorites. The total is set at 232.
The Chicago Bulls took the court against the Dallas Mavericks and earned the victory with a final of 118-108 in their last contest. Chicago finished the contest with a 45.9% field goal percentage (39 of 85) and made 13 out of their 37 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulls made 27 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 16 dimes in the matchup while getting 11 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 44.3% from the field on 39 out of 88 shooting. Dallas recorded 23 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Mavericks grabbed 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Dallas ended up shooting 70.4% when shooting free throws by burying 19 of their 27 shots. They also made 11 out of their 42 shots from downtown.
Zach LaVine is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 39 points on 14 of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 38:40 minutes and totaled 6 boards. LaVine finished the game at 56.0% from the floor and totaled 5 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in this contest for the Bulls was Coby White. He grabbed 7 rebounds and also accounted for 4 assists. He went 50.0% from the floor for the contest by shooting 7-of-14 (23 points). In all, White was on the court for 32:50 minutes.
Chicago enters this game with a mark of 3-4 on the year. They cough up possession 18.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 22.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 43.3 boards per game and is sitting with 164 assists on the campaign, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are hitting 35.6% on three-point attempts (89 of 250) and 80.1% from the free throw line. They average 114.3 points per outing (10th in the NBA) while hitting 45.4% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Bulls are forcing 16.9 turnovers per game while drawing 25.6 fouls. The Bulls defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.1% (118 of 179) and they relinquish 43.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 27th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 185 conceded for the season. They give up 37.5% from 3-point land and they rank 30th in the NBA in PPG allowed (121.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings took a defeat with a final score of 137-106 when they faced the Golden State Warriors. The Kings corralled 41 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for the game. They stuffed 6 shots while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Warriors had 28 fouls in this matchup which got the Kings to the free throw line for 39 shots. They were able to make 28 of them for a percentage of 71.8%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Sacramento made 10 out of their 35 tries (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 34 out of 90 from the field which had them shooting 37.8%. The Kings permitted the Warriors to knock down 51 out of 97 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 52.6% for this contest. They went 53.5% from distance by going 23 out of 43 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). In the matter of rebounds, Sacramento permitted Golden State to grab 48 in all (3 on the offensive side).
De'Aaron Fox ended up having an impact for the Kings in this game. He made 7 out of 17 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 41.2%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Fox had 4 boards in his 30:48 minutes of time on the court and had 7 dimes for this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He finished with 18 points in his 29:52 mins on the court via 5 out of 12 shooting for this contest. Barnes finished going 41.7% from the field as well as contributing 2 dimes and 9 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 3-4 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Kings are hitting on 44.2% from the field, which is 23rd in the NBA. Sacramento has totaled 774 points on the year (110.6 per contest) and they pull down 47.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.1 times per contest (25th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per game. The Kings commit 22.0 fouls per game and they connect on 73.3% from the free throw line. The Kings on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the league in points per game surrendered with 116.7. They relinquish 28.0 dimes and 44.3 boards every game, ranking them 27th and 14th in basketball. The Sacramento defense concedes 36.3% on shots from 3-point land (93 of 256) and opponents are connecting on 80.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 14.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.8% from the floor (28th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+6)
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